The Hammers 2010

For the second year in a row I had the opportunity to attend King of the Hammers, a grueling 130 mile off road race. The venue is located on a dry lake bed in California’s Johnson Valley.  I was invited by a good friend Tom Wayes who was entering the race for his 3rd consecutive year.

Mobile City... spectators number in the tens of thousands

The Start Line

The course consists of varied terrain from high speed desert to wandering rock canyons. Each rig takes an unbelievable pounding.

here Wayes enjoys a high speed section

and he gets the pass

the rock sections can really inflict some damage

With rock crawling comes hazards. Out of the 100 competitors less than 50 will cross the finish line

going for it

like I said not many finish

Top speeds reach over 100mph, this race is no joke….

Tom Wayes with the power slide

Jason Scherer winner 2009 King of the Hammers

Loren Healy winner 2010 King of the Hammers

until next year……

This entry was published on June 21, 2010 at 7:56 pm and is filed under Blog. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: